Choose Good Cheap Ingredients

Choose Good Cheap Ingredients - Don

Want the dish on delicious ways to act your wage? Subscribe to GCE in a reader or via email or follow me on Facebook or twitter.Don’t complicate things. Choose recipes with regularly inexpensive ingredients. It’s great when you find a great coupon or a killer deal on clearance, but you can’t always count on those. […]

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Give Day-Old Bread New Life

Give Day-Old Bread New Life - Snap up that day-old bread at the store and give it new life in recipes!

Snap up that day-old bread at the store and give it new life in recipes! Bread is expensive, particularly if you want quality bread with few preservatives and additives. Since Trader Joe’s changed their distributor, my favorite Harvest Whole Wheat Bread is now off our radar. The replacement is, in a word, unsatisfactory. It’s been […]

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Grocery Geek Q&A: Where to Start?

Grocery Geek Q&A: Where do you start? When you

When you’re trying to get a handle on grocery expenses, where do you start? Recently a reader wrote me an email with these words: I just do not know where to start [in cutting my grocery bill]. I see that you are big on making your own basic things. What does one start off with? bread? please […]

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Save Money on Groceries {a series}

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I don’t know about you, but it takes constant vigilance to keep high grocery bills at bay. Prices are continually rising, so we have to be on our toes. Like I said years ago, I will not go quietly. At least not when it comes to feeding my family well and still staying solvent. That’s […]

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Now, It’s Time for Pumpkin! 5 Favorite Desserts

Pumpkin time is officially here! Check out these delicious pumpkin recipes to bake someone happy this fall. I held off on the pumpkin post for as long as I could. I think I saw the first ad for pumpkin pie sometime in mid-August. While I absolutely love pumpkin pie, I just wasn’t ready for it. […]

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Plan Your Meals, Save Some Money

Plan Your Meals, Save Some Money - Plan some easy meals this week so you can save some money and eat better.

Plan some easy meals this week so you can save some money and eat better. One afternoon recently, my husband and I were out running errands. We were both feeling hungry. He said, “Are we going out to eat?” “Ha! No, I have a meal plan. We’re having pasta at home.” Since we had separate […]

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Honey Whole Wheat English Muffin Bread

Whole Wheat English Muffin Bread - Homemade baked goods are significantly cheaper than store-bought varieties. Try this whole wheat bread that mimics an "English muffin" in texture and taste.

Homemade baked goods are significantly cheaper than store-bought varieties. Try this whole wheat bread that mimics an “English muffin” in texture and taste. My cousin Kelly is an awesome penpal. About 8 years my senior, she took pity on her younger cousin. There are 22 of us cousins and I pretty much fall on the […]

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Enjoy Super Easy & Delicious Pasta Dishes

Enjoy Super Easy and Delicious Pasta Dishes - Pasta is delicious, easy to make, and economical to buy. It also comes in gluten-free versions, so everyone can enjoy it. Check out these 5 easy and delicious pasta dishes.

Pasta is delicious, easy to make, and economical to buy. It also comes in gluten-free versions, so everyone can enjoy it. Check out these 5 easy and delicious pasta dishes. Who doesn’t smile when they hear that spaghetti and meatballs is on the menu? Pasta with its varying accompaniments is a good cheap eat. It’s […]

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What’s Your Favorite Kitchen Appliance?

Favorite Kitchen Appliances - Having the right tools for the job can make any kitchen task more fun.

Having the right tools for the job can make any kitchen task more fun. Today, let’s talk about some favorites. I am a big fan of small kitchen appliances. I think it’s partly because I don’t like to get my hands dirty. Literally. I’m prone to dry chapped skin. Frequent washing prompts it to break out. […]

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Pesto Penne and Cheese

Pesto Penne and Cheese - Mac and cheese is one of life

Mac and cheese is one of life’s ultimate comfort foods. Cozy up with a plate of this rich and cheesy, Pesto Penne and Cheese to while away whatever worries you may have. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of […]

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